Now I’m sure you have heard what these scrapbooks are all about and if you’re anything like me you keep saying “yeah I really should start one of these”! Well today I did! some 2 years after I first said I would – hey you cant rush these things now can you?

If you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about then take a stroll over to Angie Pedersen’s site at where she tells you all about it.

BOM Page 1

These are the earliest photo’s I can find of me – I have no doubt that back in the early sixties the taking of photographs to document every breath and every step was not the done thing like it is now.

I was recently at my nieces’ wedding and my brother asked if I’d taken enough photo’s – now its obvious his wife and daughters aren’t ‘real’ scrappers or they’d take a photo of everything that moved too!

I only took 500 photo’s – well my Sister in Law did ask me to take some pics for them! So not only do they have photo’s of the wedding party, the vows, the exchanging of the rings and ‘the kiss’ but they also have close ups of hands, earings, rings and bows on dresses – and not to mention the chook that got out!

I know one day they will be appreciative of all those photo’s!
Ok back to my book of me … sorry … I thought since I was ‘recollecting’ my early days I would use the lovely Recollections Designer Series Papers. I have also used the Dream Come True stamp set. If you look closely you will see the words “Love stretches your heart” along the bottom and up the right side “and makes you big inside”. I havent used this set much since receiving it at convention last year but thought those words went well with the layout.BOM Pocket

Here you can see a close up of the pocket on the page. I’ve decorated it with gathered grosgrain ribbon from the Flirty Ribbon Originals in the Summer Mini Catalogue.

The brown flower was actually a pale blue so I just dyed it with the Close to Cocoa Classic Ink pad and popped a button in the centre.

You will also see Ive used the ‘dream come true’ stamp on the pocket as well.

BOM PocketnTagThis last photo is just showing the tag that is inside the pocket and details the birth, time, date and such and anything else my mum could remember.

Some of the details I wont share here on the blog as I dont want you to bring up your brekky or spurt your coffee all over your lovely monitor!

On the back of the tag I’ve just done some journalling about the photo’s, where and when they were taken as I know I wont be around forever and I do hope that one of my girls will adopt my love and passion for stamping and papercrafting.

I do hope you like this layout and what I’ve done. I am quite happy with it as I prefer the simpler layouts as you can tell as I don’t like the busy ones that seem to detract from the photo/s.


About Author

I am Leonie and live in Campbelltown in Sydney's South West.
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! I also collect Charlie Bears

Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

(6) Comments

  1. ohh, very nice job.

  2. Lovely page!!! gorgeous colours!


  3. I LOVE the pinks and browns on this! And the hidden journaling technique will be something you turn to again and again in a Book of Me – trust me! 😉

    Great job scrapping YOUR stories!


  4. Fabulous job, I find b/w photos really hard to do. Love the journalling pocket.

  5. oh my gosh, i love you leonie. if i drank coffee it would have been all over the screen. you are so funny!
    your page is beautiful. you’re one up on me as i have yet to start scrappin’ everything i ever said i would. roflol.
    xoxo ~ carol

  6. how great to do photos of when you are young. The pullout journaling pocket is a nice touch.

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